“Bite-Size Bits of Local, National, and Global History”
“Bite-Size Bits of Local, National, and Global History”
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Historical Markers in Cochran County, Texas

Clickable Map of Cochran County, Texas and Immediately Adjacent Jurisdictions image/svg+xml 2019-10-06 U.S. Census Bureau, Abe.suleiman; Lokal_Profil;; J.J.Prats/dc:title> Cochran County, TX (7) Bailey County, TX (16) Hockley County, TX (11) Lamb County, TX (21) Terry County, TX (33) Yoakum County, TX (5) Lea County, NM (8) Roosevelt County, NM (5)  CochranCounty(7) Cochran County (7)  BaileyCounty(16) Bailey County (16)  HockleyCounty(11) Hockley County (11)  LambCounty(21) Lamb County (21)  TerryCounty(33) Terry County (33)  YoakumCounty(5) Yoakum County (5)  LeaCountyNew Mexico(8) Lea County (8)  RooseveltCounty(5) Roosevelt County (5)
Morton is the county seat for Cochran County
Adjacent to Cochran County, Texas
      Bailey County (16)  
      Hockley County (11)  
      Lamb County (21)  
      Terry County (33)  
      Yoakum County (5)  
      Lea County, New Mexico (8)  
      Roosevelt County, New Mexico (5)  
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1 Texas, Cochran County, Morton — 14745 — Buffalo Soldier Tragedy of 1877
African American troops, known as Buffalo Soldiers, were vital in defending the Texas frontier. On July 26, 1877 Buffalo Soldiers from Co. A of the 10th Cavalry began to pursue a Comanche party. During the pursuit, the Comanches led the troops . . . Map (db m73660) HM
2 Texas, Cochran County, Morton — 927 — Cochran County
Created August 21, 1876, from Bexar County. Named for a native of New Jersey, Robert Cochran, a private who died for Texas Independence in the siege of the Alamo. Indian hostilities and the distance to market and supplies made settlement slow. . . . Map (db m76252) HM
3 Texas, Cochran County, Morton — 16171 — Morton Memorial Cemetery
The use of this site as a burial ground began in 1923 when a traveling family camped here and their baby became ill and died. Other burials followed, and in 1932 Landowner Morton J. Smith deeded ten acres to the city of Morton for cemetery use. An . . . Map (db m155390) HM
4 Texas, Cochran County, Morton — 11812 — Old Surratt Territory
Once encompassing more than 33,000 acres, the area known locally as the Old Surratt Territory is representative of the late-19th century settlement and ranching history of the vast grasslands of the Texas Panhandle. Marshall Surratt (1849-1927), . . . Map (db m167632) HM
5 Texas, Cochran County, Morton — 51 — Quanah Parker TrailTexas Plains Trail Region
In the blue sand hills, Quanah Parker persuaded reluctant Comanches to return to Ft. Sill in peace, 1877 Arrow Sculptor: Charles A. SmithMap (db m174005) HM
6 Texas, Cochran County, Morton — 4948 — Slaughter Ranch Headquarters
Headquarters for Pioneering C.C. Slaughter Ranch, made up of 246,669 acres of Cochran and Hockley county lands. Col. C. C. Slaughter -- a leader in banking, ranching and religious life in Texas -- purchased land 1898-1901. First headquarters was . . . Map (db m167631) HM
7 Texas, Cochran County, Whiteface — 5787 — Former Whiteface Motel
Built 1926 by realtor Wm. E. Flenniken, this was first brick structure in town. It housed land shoppers when Cochran County was opened to sales of small tracts. Given 1968 to Girlstown, U.S.A. by J. S. Noel estate, for use of the . . . Map (db m73657) HM
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Jun. 7, 2023